Years Seven to Nine

As students enter the secondary years, their focus begins to shift towards exploring possible pathways that they may take at the end of their secondary schooling.

The progression from the Primary to the Secondary years is a significant step in a student’s growth and development. In the Secondary Years we will be building upon a wide range of skills acquired in the Primary Years, allowing students to consolidate their learning and begin exploring future pathways that will lead them to personal success.

The Secondary Years Program ensures that we are:

  • Catering for students of all abilities and allow all students to be challenged, in order to achieve ongoing personal success.
  • Striving for engaging and rigorous learning that genuinely embraces and models life-long learning by all members of the College community.
  • Providing an educational experience that is focused on clear goals and developing learners who are motivated, engaged and take responsibility for their learning.
  • Developing students to be more self-directed and motivated as they prepare to transition into later years of schooling and transition to employment and/or further training.
  • Developing students time management and organisation skills to be adequately prepared for future study/employment.
  • Using evidence-based teaching, targeted at improving students’ literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Developing personal and interpersonal skills to allow them to deal with the challenges they will encounter as adults.

 

In developing the Year Seven to Nine programs here at Baden Powell College, we work hard to ensure that the program reflects current best practice. Our aim is to ensure that all students are able to achieve personal success, through a learning program that is tailored according to each student’s abilities, interests and future aspirations for further study or employment.

Once students reach Year 9, they are trusted to be partners and owners of their education. As such students are invited to select from a range of Art, Technology and Digital Technology subjects that make up their elective course each semester.

 

Assessment in the Secondary Years

A variety of assessment tasks will be used to identify students’ knowledge or areas for improvement, encompassing strengths and areas for improvement which will be used to guide future teaching and learning practices.

Assessments will entail a combination of:

  • Formative, ongoing class assessments
  • Formal Learning Tasks, assessed and reported on via Compass and visible on a student’s Semester Report
  • Unit Tests
  • Semester Exams

 

Curriculum Structure

The structure of the year seven to nine subjects allows all students to have access to a range of subjects from all the key learning areas:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Arts
  • Product Design and Technology
  • Digital Technology